On This Day

Marcel Duchamp

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp

Profession: Painter and Sculptor


Biography: Known for his paintings such as Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, Fountain and The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even

Born: July 28, 1887
Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo

Died: October 2, 1968 (aged 81)

Married Life

  • 1927-06-08 Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor
  • 1954-01-16 Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina "Tweeny" Matisse (48) in New York City

Historical Events

  • 1913-02-17 NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public
  • 1913-02-18 French modernist painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" by Marcel Duchamp causes an uproar when shown in New York